(From a Special Correspondent)July 18, 1949.
Ewing Denies Welfare Department Would Propagandize for Socialized Medicine
Testifying on July 21 before the Senate Committee on Expenditures in support of establishment of a Department of Welfare in the President's Cabinet, Federal Security Administrator Oscar Ewing denied that facilities of the Department would be "used" to promote sentiment for socialized medicine. His statement to that effect came in the course of questioning of the witness by Senator John L. McClellan (Democrat, Arkansas), chairman, and Senators Irving M. Ives (Republican, New York), Russell B. Long (Democrat, Louisiana), Margaret Chase Smith (Republican, Maine) and James O. Eastland (Democrat, Mississippi).Senator McClellan, who served as a member of the Hoover Commission, is committed in favor of a Department of Welfare which would take over functions now handled by the Federal Security Agency. He is, moreover, one of the Senate's most articulate opponents of